Dyer in talks with Hammers

Dyer: Hammers talks

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Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer is holding talks with West Ham United.

The England international has been given permission to discuss a move to Upton Park after the Premier League clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Reports had claimed that The Hammers were preparing a £4million offer for the former Ipswich Town starlet.

But Magpies boss Sam Allardyce revealed such a figure was 'too low' and that he would not allow Dyer to leave on the cheap.

Dyer is looking to leave St James' Park due to family reasons and Allardyce is happy to let him go for the right price.

The 28-year-old is now travelling south in order to negotiate personal terms over a move to Alan Curbishley's men.

If Dyer accepts a deal with The Hammers, he would be reunited with former Newcastle team-mates Lee Bowyer, Craig Bellamy and Scott Parker.

Bowyer, who had an infamous on-pitch bust-up with Dyer, has admitted he would welcome his old colleague into the West Ham squad.